David Mathews
David Mathews

In 2017, while on a medical mission to Asia,

Makana Masks founder David Mathews, MD, observed cyclists and pedestrians
using ineffective paper surgical masks to protect themselves from badly polluted
air. He also saw streets strewn with discarded masks on their way to landfills or
the ocean. Inspired, he set out to design a comfortable, reusable face mask that
would fully protect the wearer against pollution, industrial pollutants, and viruses.


After a dozen iterations, the Makana Mask was born-in two sizes and
with two filter options, and unlimited possible colors and patterns.


David’s mission has never wavered: to create the most effective,
most environmentally friendly, and most versatile face mask available.

Five mask examples
Five mask examples